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-- The violent and deadly anti government rallies Rajon in Turkey a key US ally in the Middle East.
And the Turkish Prime Minister today threatening to use military force on protesters as several hundred union workers joined in the demonstrations.
Today's scenes in Ankara and Istanbul not nearly as chaotic as what went on their over the weekend.
Riot police fired -- water cannon and tear gas on protesters yesterday in the capital city.
Marking nearly three weeks since the clashes broke out.
At least five people including a police officer reportedly -- died.
Protesters say they are unhappy with a variety of issues including what they see as the prime minister's attempt.
To impose a religious lifestyle on what's currently a secular society.
Turkey of course shares borders with Iran Syria and Iraq among others.
But the biggest clashes have been taking place on the other side of the country -- better lots more from Istanbul we -- And right now John quarter to 3 in the morning here in Istanbul and riot police are holding our ground they have shut down.
Much of this city in an attempt to keep protesters from getting any kind of critical mass and as I look behind me here -- square where these protests started it is quiet.
But that's only because there's about a dozen buses chock full of right -- you -- this hour.
Ready to take on demonstrators.
Not just the young.
I'm just the -- there are doctors out here there are lawyers and many of the -- Mike Pence or actually doctors.
And brutality not only against the protest but also against it.
-- were treating the injured over the past couple of weeks.
Yeah because then -- in the.
Don't play -- on his police.
Any idea -- our rights but you -- think I'd like to Lleyton.
He's just really really you know Oregon street.
Artists trying to reach Jackson's where the police are not letting in May have come out.
Numbers are trying to keep this crowd back and now they're chanting tax -- is ours that we will be taking.
It's a democratic county then we have the right to demonstrate.
The police -- -- -- over their loudspeakers.
What they say they final warning here told the court based its here again.
And as we've seen a number of standoff set and juror a couple of our phase here in -- -- ball.
It appears -- demonstrators are more willing than before to step down -- -- -- police denying them.
Any one area to be able -- congaree John.
It's -- very difficult for them to get the kind of momentum they had over the past couple of weeks when they occupied this where for so long now it -- is sealed off in the park they -- Has been to -- paid replanted with trees.
And the prime -- exactly be open until you sure it will not be re occupied with this kind of forced it appears as though the prime minister has won.
So far back do you Leland that are live in Istanbul.
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